Boise Area Acreage For Sale

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An acre is a lot of land

Many people moving from a cramped major metro area come to Idaho seeking space and want land. While Idaho still has plenty of land for sale, the sizes of lots have decreased with the influx of people since 2010. This has driven prices up and also driven down typical sizes of land as developers subdivide it to fit more homes. Large homesites of 1 acre or larger are hard to come by and are more expensive to purchase. Those looking to buy acreage must also consider the premium cost of the land on top of what it will cost to build a home on that land.

In the Boise real estate market, a home on acreage is a very desirable property. Every buyer wants more open space; many want a shop or barn; others are interested in raising livestock. Most everyone is looking for storage to keep weekend toys and RVs.

Idaho homebuyers are often seeking land that offers a quiet and serene setting, such as rural or mountain areas. The quality of lifestyle these properties offer is incredibly appealing. Whether you are in search of one acre of land or hundreds, there is a good chance you will find exactly what you are looking for, including working ranches in nearby areas including Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, Parma, or Homedale.

If you are considering land, realize that it is a lot of work. We don't want to talk you out of it if your heart is set on acreage, but many do not realize how much work is involved in an acre. Mowing an acre or more takes a fair amount of time, even if you have a riding lawnmower. Every part of having more land requires more time for maintenance and upkeep. However, in our experience, those who are interested in buying acreage are up to the task and willing to put in the effort.

 

4 critical things to do before you purchase land in Idaho

  1. What are your expectations of your land?
    If you don't have a clear picture of expectations then it does not matter which piece of land you buy. If you know you want land for 40 cattle, we have a starting point. From there, we can start honing our search with focused questions: How much water will you need? How much land do 40 cattle need? What facilities are needed for 40 cattle?
     
  2. Buying the land is just the initial investment.
    Finding the perfect piece of land that requires no additional investment is hard to come by. If you need a fence and your raw land does not come with fencing, you will need to purchase and possibly pay to have it installed. Does it have a well and how deep is water? Irrigation pumps and piping will need to be installed and maintained. What equipment do you need to ensure you can properly maintain your property?
     
  3. Check deed restrictions and verify zoning and ordinances
    As part of your due diligence, check for any restrictions that may limit what you can and can’t do on your property. When you are working with a real estate agent, they can provide this information. Some things that may come up are:
    • Minimum or maximum dwelling square footages
    • Rules against outbuildings or auxiliary structures
    • Limits on building styles and materials you can use
    • Other limits pertaining to how and what you can build
       
  4. Double-check your budget and financing
    Having a budget in mind in real estate is important. But with land, it is more imperative that you have a plan for everything you will need. If you haven’t already evaluated the ways that you can finance your land, do that next. If you are looking to finance your entire project, as opposed to just the property, make sure your lender understands and can explain your options—what they cost and the guidelines you will follow. Get more than one bid and check references. You also need to make sure you figure out exactly how you’ll be paying for and insuring your land once you start building on it. 

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Boise Idaho Homes for sale with acreage

While Boise has developed a name for itself as a hip, up-and-coming city, many people are looking for space and privacy that a neighborhood cannot offer. Acreage allows someone to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have more space for themselves. Whether you are looking for 1 acre or 100 acres for horses, or cattle, Build Idaho can help. Also, most larger pieces of ground can be subdivided into subdivisions or individual building lots.

How big is an acre?

An acre is defined as a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards. Visually, an acre is equal to about 76% of a football field when you consider both end zones. Considering most residential plots of land are between 0.1 and 0.2 acres, living on a full acre offers plenty of space.

Some questions to ask when buying homes for sale with acreage:

  • What is your intent in using the land?
  • If you are raising horses or livestock, how many can you have?
  • What is the condition of the fencing?
  • How much water do you need?
  • How much water is available?
  • Do you have water rights?
  • Is there an irrigation system and is the equipment included in the purchase of the acreage property?
  • Is there an existing barn or shed?
  • How do you access the land?
  • How is the property zoned?

Your real estate agent will ask you these questions, so it is important to have all of these answered before you start your search.

 

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STUNNING 5 acre property. Breathtaking view of Owyhee Mtns & well maintained mature landscaping. Covered front patio on front of home highlighted w\wood railing &stone detailing. Old charm w\unique features throughout. Includes pellet stove. Full dining + breakfast nook. French doors lead to craft\bonus room w\walk~in closet space & ample storage. Additional walk~in closet in master. Enclosed back patio overlooks property. Large detached workshop. Perfect opportunity to bring your toys or animals!!!
Beautiful 1 acre of country living!! Renovated spacious home. Large spacious kitchen w/granite countertops, large island for entertaining and family. New carpet and flooring. Master suite boasts large tile walk in shower and large soaker tub w/tile surround. 5 bedrooms for plenty of room and storage space throughout. Lovely family room w/fireplace. Full solar, pickleball court, greenhouse, security system. Room for horses, cows, chickens etc. Storage sheds/tac barn. Water feature in back yard. MUST SEE!
Rare opportunity to own a single level custom built home on 1 acre, centrally located in Boise, w/ possible option to build second dwelling! Huge heated attch shop houses multiple cars, RV toys or hobby/business equipment. Newer home showcases 13ft vaulted ceilings & open floorplan, while the expansive kitchen w/ gleaming granite counters & knotty alder cabinets are sure to please. Enjoy a spa-like experience in the master bath soaking tub & walk in custom tiled shower. See docs tab for full amenities list!
ZONE R2 BOTH PROPERTIES 1. 3551 SOUTH 5 MILE IS BARN HOUSE IS ON 1/2 ACRE fenced/irrigation. See Plat map house off five mile go down drive way to barn AND ZONE R-2 2. LAND PARCEL 1.07 ACRS FENCED is fenced/irrigation MUST HAVE A SURVEY TO BE LEGAL AND MUST BE APPROVED BY ADA COUNTY PLANING AND ZONING PERMITTED PER ADA COUNTY PLANING AND ZONING: HOMES- GROUP DAY CARE HOME-- RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY- GROUP DAY --CHURCH--OUTDOOR STORAGE--PRIVATE SCHOOL--SOLAR TOWER--MANUFACTURED HOMES--
Sale of the 10 acre parcel and the 30 acre parcel is subject to administrative splits and water right of way for downstream users. Farmed and irrigated land. Includes 2 houses, outbuildings, and a shop with roll up doors. Additionally, there is a separate office on site. Taxes should be lowered once the land is divided off of the original parcel. BTVAI
Imagine the possibilities! Plenty of room to build your dream home, fix up the home on site, have a horse property or anything you can dream of! Views of Bogus Basin and the Boise foothills, your own private natural fishing pond on north side of property, just down the street from Eagle Island State Park on a low-traffic road. Power, gas, shared artesian well and septic on property.
Amazing home, sits on 5.68 acres, 5 bed, 2 bath, formal living and dining room, huge kitchen, breakfast bar, fantastic pantry and laundry room. Oversized family rm. Remodeled in 2010. Hardwood, granite, deck, gazebo, shop, barn and much more. Shed is 16x20 with 8 foot overhang. Plenty of room for all your animals and/or toys. There is a second residence on property 7461 Robinson Rd. 1280 sq ft, 3 bed 2 bath manufactured home on foundation. Separate septic. Home to be sold with or after the adjacent72 acres.
Coveted Moon Valley Estate! Large custom home on acreage, including 2 shops, kennels, a natural pond w/ bridge & a massive koi pond w/ a waterfall that wraps around the rear of the home & is fed by an artesian well! Long "eagle stamped" drive leads up to the home & extends around to the rear patio. Newer siding & roof, 2 HVAC systems, RV pad, large deck, amazing views. Seller is a collector. An incredible opportunity for a buyer who has vision to see the lovely gem beyond the jumble. Cleanup ongoing.
Fantastic brick home on a full acre in the heart of Meridian! This self-sustaining gem runs on geothermal heat system and 4 custom fireplaces. A gardener's dream! This open concept main living space has tons to offer! Lower level separate living quarters possible, plumbed for kitchen, with a separate entrance in the rear. Home has generator hookup & large food storage, so you can bunker down in this 4200+ SF home if needed. Click Virtual Tour Link for 3-D Virtual Walkthrough.
Rare Industrial premiere location; 2 bed 1 bath home on 1.11 acre; Currently rents fo$1,400 month to month. This 1.11 acre includes two parcels; Perfect for a large variety of uses in the coveted Light Industrial Zone. Superior ingress/egress with 187 Ft of frontage. Location provides quick/easy access to I-84. Bare rear lot is level gravel yard & requires no demolition to fit your plans. Existing zoning allows turnkey transition. Industrial tenant - $400/ month for a 25'X40' space on rear lot corner.
*INVESTORS/FLIP/DEVELOP* Opportunity 1.03 acres on the Bench. Property is R-1C. 2982 sq ft home on property could be rehabilitated and lot divided. Or Scrape. City is favorable R2 -Reliable but not guaranteed. Value is in the land & the opportunities it provides for multiple units. Sellers want to sell 5600 W Grover with 5610 W Grover for a total of 1.75 acres. Buyer to verify all info. Property is being sold "AS IS". Appointment needed to walk property. Both properties occupied.
Your Next Home!! Located in the New One Acre Subdivision in Star, NorthStar. Lot 1 features: 10? Ceilings, Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Energy Efficient Windows, Functional Home Design, Bosch 500 Series Appliances for Massive Kitchen, Designer Lighting/Tile, Quartz Counter Tops & Granite Slab 8? Kitchen Island, Large Butler's Pantry, Huge Oversized RV Bay, a "spa-like" Master Suite, Massive Walk-In Closet, Bonus Room, Front/Back Landscaping Included & much more. Your Dream/Next Home awaits in NorthStar!
Blissful country living on a prime 1-acre corner lot in a hidden gem community just outside of downtown Eagle. Set up to be the perfect 'small' homestead, the property includes a spacious ~3656 sf home, enclosed pasture with existing sheep, enclosed garden plot, and RV parking. This classic red brick rambler provides a great canvas to personalize, or enjoy the updates and incredible space as is. Defined by large room sizes, the interior offers comfortable everyday living and room for entertaining.
Amazing location! 5 acres, updated 4 bedroom home, huge finished shop with RV bay, 550 + sq. foot office with bath above the shop. 2 separate fenced pastures, round riding arena, small barn, covered hay storage. Large renovated kitchen with dual oven, gas cooktop, custom cabinets, and central vac. Covered patio with stamped concrete. Freshly painted inside and out. New roof. Bring your horses, toys and other animals. Don't miss this opportunity to own a perfect piece of country on the edge of the city.
One Acre of stunning views and NO CCRs! This hard to find property has so much to offer. Sitting across the street from River Birch Golf course, you can enjoy the unobstructed views from your very large upper deck. All landscaping redone 2020! Walking inside you will find a beautiful foyer with refinished hardwood floors and new carpet through out. Main living boasts of vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, new kitchen, new butlers pantry, and new half bath. All bathrooms have been freshly remodeled.
True Idaho Living! Breathtaking views; 5 acre stunning Ranch Home! All livestock welcome! Enjoy morning coffee watching sunrises over Bogus Basin. This magnificent east facing property features hardwood floors throughout, wall to wall windows offering endless natural light, open kitchen w/granite countertops & center island. Casual & formal eating spaces, 2 fireplaces, 3 Bay Shop, Garden Space, Beautiful landscape & pasture! A separate mother-in-law quarters or bonus/entertaining room. + Golf Course Access!
Impeccable 4 bedroom, 3 bath ranch property situated on 2 acres! Enter to a stunning entry with vaulted ceilings and hardwood flooring. The kitchen opens to the living room w/a propane fireplace & boasts of a granite tile backsplash, Bosch dishwasher & Samsung gas range. Relax under your backyard gazebo w/pond & soak in the beautiful park like views. 4 year old roof w/asphalt shingles & Kenetico water softener. Don't miss the 3 bay garage, 30x40 shop w/power & 220, or the RV parking w/220 outlet!
Beautiful, shaded and park like grounds greet you upon entering the dirt driveway. Most likely potential buyer will tear down the existing structure and build new, however, with vision, the existing, older home might possibly be turned into someone's dream home. Close to the airport, I-84, downtown, BSU, golf, parks and shopping. Flood irrigation is used to water the grounds.
Private Oasis with Rare, Prime development opportunity at the northwest corner of Producer and Meridian Rd. Easement into Paramount subdivision with potential re-zoning opportunity! 2+ acres includes remodeled 2,500+ sq. ft. farmhouse w/ Wolf range, granite counters that overlook the family room and extend into the updated main-level. Property on private well and septic, available to city services.
MINI FARM 3.54 ACRES, HOME/ SHOP WITH TREES, IRRIGATION, Call to make appt. DO NOT GO ON THE PROPERTY!!! without appt. ( HOME IS RENTED) POSS. WANT TO DEVELOP THIS 3.54 ACRES PROPERTY WITH HOUSE OF 2417 SQ FEET/ 2 CAR GARAGE/SHOP OF 1200 SQ./ IRRIGATION WATER AND SEWER ON AMITY WAY. SEWER GOING UP THE MIDDLE NORTH ON THIS PROPERTY TO FUTURE CITY PARK. WE HAVE 5 DESIGNS/ LOT STUDIES FOR LOTS FOR A SUBDIVISION. THEN OWNER PAST AWAY , CALL AGENT FOR DETAILS.
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